Ah, the adventurous man. You know, the guy who rides his bike 20 miles to work, loves chopping wood and is always involved in some new outdoor exploit. Maybe these words even describe… you? Well, whether you are that fellow or you’re shopping for him, here’s some killer stuff that should make life easier.
Ryu Vapor Long Sleeve Top ($67): This well-designed shirt is ideal for intense workouts. The seamless construction makes it comfy, and the strategically placed mesh zones will keep you cool and refreshed the entire time.
5.11 Endeavor Flannel Shirt ($79.99): This flannel is as badass as they come and perfect for layering. Thick construction keeps you warm while the snap buttons makes it easy to open with gloves on. The soft flannel is also comfortable and allows excellent range of motion.
Sego Tater Tot Skis ($769): Let’s face it, tater tots are awesome no matter what. Not to be outdone are these versatile all-mountain skis. They’re superlight, with the perfect amount of camber underfoot and rocker in the tip for a buttery smooth ride all the way down.
Ibex Merino Wool Work Gloves ($80): This may look like the work glove you get from the hardware store but looks can be deceiving. Manufactured with merino wool and leather, this glove is soft on the inside but rugged enough for working in the yard or hiking in the mountains.
Helly Hansen LiFA Merino Half Zip ($55): Helly Hansen’s LiFA material is lightweight, breathable, comfortable and flexible, and it’ll keep you warm and dry whether you’re running or skiing trails. Combine it with the HH LIFA Seamless Pant for the perfect base layer duo.
All About Après Distressed American Flag Full Zip Hoodie ($51): For the ski or snowboard bum in your family, there’s nothing like some good schwag to rock at après ski. All About Après literally has you covered when it comes to looking good at the bar. Wear this hoodie as a super soft and comfortable mid-layer under your jacket on the slopes, then show your American pride while downing a few après pints.
686 Smarty Jacket ($250): If you’re sk’riding from early winter to early spring, this 3-in-1 jacket is for you. Lined with a super-soft fleece, it will keep it warm on the coldest of days. Remove the fleece and you have a shell for warmer days and also a fleece you can rock to the bars afterward.
Yeti Rambler 30 oz. Tumbler ($35): Active guys need their coffee to stay hot and their recovery drinks (ahem… beers) to stay cold. The Yeti Rambler is ready to serve that dual purpose. Kitchen-grade stainless steel makes this rugged enough to take on any adventure, and the vacuum-insulated walls regulate the temps of all drinks, hot or cold.
SPY Optic Hunt Sunglasses ($195): If you’re rough on your shades, these specs are for you. Happy Glass is far more scratch-resistant than the standard polarized lens, while the frame is a comfortable and surprisingly light fit on your face.
Mountainsmith Cooloir ($140): Every good activity deserves a good beverage for when it’s over. Soft and waterproof on the outside with a hard inner shell, the Cooloir can hold up to 24 cans (plus ice) and keep them cold for up to 24 hours. Throw in some snacks for your fellow adventurers and they’ll love you forever.
Scarpa Primitive Boots ($229): With an old-school mountaineering design and new-school technology, these boots hit on style and function. Classic lines and a full leather upper make them dressy enough to wear around town, while the Vibram sole is sturdy and durable enough to withstand the toughest winter conditions.
Oakley Line Miner Prizm Snow Goggle ($150): With a new cylindrical design and a fit that sits closer to your face, the Line Miner exponentially increases your peripheral vision. Oakley’s anti-fog and anti-scratch lenses only add to the clarity of your vision, and the triple-layer foam provides a comfortable fit on the face.
Lululemon Cross Cut Pant ($108): A throwback to the days of terrycloth tracksuits, these pants allow you to work out in style. Brushed terry fabric is comfortably soft, yet surprisingly breathable and light. Rock these pants with the Cross Cut Hoodie for a modern Run DMC look.
Pearl iZumi Men’s Versa Pant ($125): Ditch the tights and ride your bike to the office in functional pants that actually look good, too. The Versa’s slim and tapered fit is comfortable and designed for riding, yet still stylish enough for the boardroom.
361 Degrees 361-Meraki ($130): Blaze new trails with these snappy kicks, which feature a seamless mesh upper, a pressure-free tongue for ultra comfort and a carbon-fiber plate that adds integrity to the mid-foot. Meanwhile, the full ground contact outsole ensures steady foot strikes as the miles pile up.
Giant Escape Disc 1 ($680): Whether you’re an urban adventurer or more of an off-road type, you’re good to go with this versatile ride. Thanks to a lightweight aluminum frame, upright geometry, nine gears and responsive disc brakes, the Escape is sporty and aggressive enough to take you just about anywhere you’d like to go.
Nixon Time Teller ($125): When you’re out on an epic quest, it’s easy to lose all track of time. Be at least vaguely aware of the hour with this watch, which recalls Jim Phillips’ classic Santa Cruz skate graphic, the Screaming Hand. Don’t be surprised if you get lots of compliments, especially if you happen to be in the middle of, say, a frontside nollie tailslide.